Watch Angels & Airwaves’ New Video For Kiss & Tell
Tom DeLonge’s Angels & Airwaves have unveiled a brand-new video for their single Kiss & Tell.
“The beginning of the song is really an ode to The Beach Boys,” says Tom of the music. “It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop-punk melodic structures. Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it’s still very much keeping you feeling alive.”
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The single should hopefully be taken from the band’s forthcoming studio album – the follow-up to 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP – which they’ve been working on this year.
Watch Kiss & Tell below:
Tom recently told Kerrang! about his juggling of music and his company To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, admitting that sometimes it can be overwhelming having so many different projects on.
“A lot of times I question what it means to be happy – I go, ‘Be careful what you wish for – is it really making you happy that you have all these projects?’ I don’t want this much work, and I’m not trying to ask for it, but it’s kind of what’s needed to accomplish some of the things I’m doing,” he explained. “I mean, where I’m going to end up is doing one major motion picture and album a year, and then I would work the next year – that kind of thing.
“I’m supposed to be writing so many books and so many classified government contracts (laughs). I’m the chairman of the board at my company, so I’m involved in those things, but I’m kind of involved in a really cool way, where I go, ‘What’s going on?’ and I get to have those conversations and meet with our partners in the Department of Defense or wherever they’re at, and we get to deal with these subjects and what I’m passionate about, so I’m in the game – the biggest game on Earth! I get to do that, but I still get to be myself, and the company will be financing its own movies and all that stuff. So I get to spearhead an entire massive art piece, and that’s something no rock’n’roll band on Earth has ever been able to do. I mean, Pink Floyd did The Wall, which is the best thing ever, but it was kind of avant-garde and it was a one-off – they didn’t do it again. I’m trying to go, ‘Well, how do we get teams of artists working together on each one of these projects, and we do it over and over again in different ways?’”
Tom DeLonge says that “things are going very well in the studio” for Angels & Airwaves at the moment.
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